The Document Foundation – The open, transparent and meritocratic future of free office software (talk at FOSS Backstage 2018)

Introduction to The Document Foundation’s setup as a German Stiftung

At FOSS Backstage 2018 in Berlin I had the opportunity to give a talk about “The Document Foundation: The open, transparent and meritocratic future of free office software”. I’ll tell you what The Document Foundation is about, how it’s built and what our core values and principles are.

The slides are available for download (PDF file, 7,8 MB).

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WordPress plugin to provide more privacy for comments

How to avoid storing e-mail, URL and IP address of WordPress commenters

I’ve created my first WordPress plugin which helps creating more privacy for blog comments. It hides the input fields for e-mail and URL in new blog comments and omits storing the IP addresses of commenters in the WordPress database.

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Piramida, Protik and party – my first visit to OSCAL

Why I’m proud to have friends around the globe and what made OSCAL 2018 such a special event

Two weeks ago I had the honour of being a speaker at OSCAL in Tirana, the Albanian Open Source Conference. Still having vivid memories of this remarkable event, let me share my impressions with you while they’re fresh.

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The Document Foundation – The open, transparent and meritocratic future of free office software (talk at OSCAL 2018)

Introduction to The Document Foundation’s setup as a German Stiftung

At OSCAL 2018 in Tirana I had the opportunity to give a talk about “The Document Foundation: The open, transparent and meritocratic future of free office software”. I’ll tell you what The Document Foundation is about, how it’s built and what our core values and principles are.

The slides are available for download (PDF file, 1,2 MB).

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What do open source and cooking have in common?

Why free software and the art of cooking have more in common than you may think

What’s probably the most stupid idea to promote the principles of free software without actually coding? Well, I might have a proposal for you: Let’s do some Open Source Cooking! We’ve in fact been doing that in Munich for the past eight years already and the idea behind it is rather trivial: “Why don’t we cook together with many others – like, 30 people?!”

The name Open Source Cooking has been used initially because the idea was grown during our regular Open Source Meetings. However, soon we realized that cooking and free software have actually much more in common than it looks like in first place! So let me make you hungry for more…

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How to cook your own open source event? (talk at OSCAL 2018)

Why cooking and open source have more in common than you might think

At OSCAL 2018 in Tirana I had the opportunity to give a talk about “How to cook your own open source event?”. I’ll tell you why cooking and open source have more in common than you might think.

The slides are available for download (PDF file, 7,5 MB).

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Creating SSL certificates on RouterOS with Let’s Encrypt

How to import your SSL certificates on RouterOS with Let’s Encrypt using DNS-based domain verification

While MikroTik RouterOS supports creation of self-signed SSL certificates, Let’s Encrypt provides a convenient way to get validated certificates without costs or hassles. Unfortunately, RouterOS doesn’t support that mechanism out of the box yet, but with the help of a second machine and the DNS challenge validation, they can be created and imported fairly easy.

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Wildcard certificates with Let’s Encrypt

How to create wildcard certificates with Let’s Encrypt using DNS-based domain verification

For the past months, I’ve been relying on Let’s Encrypt to secure my domain with a free SSL certificate. The setup is fairly easy and to me, they provide an invaluable service. Recently, Let’s Encrypt has announced support for wildcard certificates which makes the life of system administrators even easier.

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